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Allow other forms of verification for student deals.

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by on ‎03-09-2014 07:44 PM

Hello,

 

I'm aware that you are running a promo where college students can save up to $150 on select MacBooks and iMacs;  I happen to be "passively" in the market for one; However, just a quick suggestion:  the last few times I've been to the store the student deals promo has not been working.  I get the first email but not the second and the store-level people seem hopelessly lost at what to do in this scenario so I've walked out empty handed twice now.  Could you please talk to someone up top and give them instructions for what to do in these scenarios - In my paritcular case, I can see this hurting Best Buy quite a bit as there is an Apple store less than 10 miles up away from my local store and there's also a University also less than 10 miles away.  That gives students the option of buying on campus or at the actual Apple store when Best Buy experiences these glitches.  

 

Also, you should have an alternative method for verifying that someone's a student. What if someone goes to school abroad and their student email ends in '.mx' or another suffix.  It seems kind of nationalistic to require just a '.cc' or '.edu' for a company that has locations in Canada and Mexico too. Just a thought. 

Status: Tell Us More
Thanks for the suggestions, and I would love to hear from other students on this idea. Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.
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on ‎03-10-2014 08:48 PM

Yes please. At least take ID cards in-store for Comm College students or something.

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎03-17-2014 01:55 PM
Status changed to: Tell Us More
Thanks for the suggestions, and I would love to hear from other students on this idea. Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.
by Best Buy Employee
on ‎03-19-2014 09:59 PM

I too would like to see an alternative method, but one of the sad facts is that student IDs are typically easilly forged. Since most of the time they tend to be just simple lamenated cardstock. 

 

For a while BestBuy.com/studentdeals was accepting .edu.mx but I'm not too sure why it stopped. I go to a community college myself which doesn't provide e-mail addresses despite being an .edu.

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